March 8, 2012 |
By Newt Gingrich's telling, President Obama is a secular socialist running the most radical administration in U.S. history - a weakling abroad and a threat to the religious freedom of pious Christians at home. Gingrich's portrayal of Obama is a staple of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. On Thursday, the former House speaker distilled his case in a blistering string of accusations that opened his day of campaigning in Mississippi, where bashing Obama is catnip to Republicans.
January 15, 2012 |
The Partnership Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb Philip Taubman Harper: 496 pp., $29.99 The op-ed article in the Wall Street Journal caught the nuclear world by surprise. Not for the argument it made but for who was making it. The piece ran five years ago this month, under the headline "A World Free of Nuclear Weapons," and was written by a remarkable bipartisan quartet of political figures: former secretaries of State Henry A. Kissinger(Nixon)
January 4, 2012 |
A computer hacking group has revealed email addresses and other personal data from former Vice President Dan Quayle, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, and hundreds of U.S. intelligence, law enforcement and military officials in a high-profile case of cyber-theft. The unauthorized release of account information for 860,000 subscribers to Stratfor, a Texas-based company that provides analysis of national and international affairs, makes it possible to identify some subscribers and, in theory, impersonate them in cyberspace, analysts warned.
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June 5, 2011 |
Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the wisecracking, chain-smoking diplomat who charmed both Republicans and Democrats, handled tense assignments during the first Persian Gulf War and rose up the ranks to become secretary of State toward the end of President George H.W. Bush's administration, has died. He was 80. Eagleburger died Saturday after a short illness in Charlottesville, Va., a family spokeswoman told the Associated Press. No other details were given. Eagleburger headed the State Department for about five months.
May 29, 2011 |
On China Henry Kissinger Penguin Press: 586 pp., $36 Henry Kissinger was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 for negotiating the Paris peace accords that established a ceasefire in the Vietnam War and let the United States extricate itself from that quagmire. But his most enduring achievement, this massive book suggests, was in laying the groundwork for President Richard M. Nixon's historic 1972 trip to Beijing, shaping the communiqués that ultimately led to formal diplomatic relations with China and then acting as a go-between for the world's most powerful nation and its most populous for the next four decades.
July 22, 2007 |
As congress debates the war in Iraq, it's becoming clear that many lawmakers want to bring the troops home while avoiding the likely consequences -- a ruinous civil war and a calamitous victory for Iran and Al Qaeda. This has led to much pining for some kind of negotiated solution -- what the Iraq Study Group called a "new diplomatic offensive" -- that might allow us a graceful exit. Enter Henry Kissinger, the octogenarian "wise man" who is an advisor to President Bush.